Tag Archives: Sustainable

Annual Tree Sale Benefits Local Teens in Portage County

The annual Christmas tree sale held at the Stevens Point Area YMCA helps raise money for the teen center. For over 40 years, the tree sale has taken place at the YMCA, and it’s not the average tree sale. Tiffany Praeger, the teen department director, has been helping the tree sale for six years. “The proceeds go to our teen department ... Read More »

Sustainable Living in Stevens Point: Vote With Your Dollar

A crucial component of living sustainably is reducing the amount of waste produced. In 2013, the EPA estimated that the average person produces 4.4 pounds of waste per day. There has been a great deal of emphasis put on recycling and composting, and while these are helpful strategies, it is equally important to consider consuming less. This could be through ... Read More »

Locally Grown Aquaponic Lettuce Served on Campus

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Dining Services now offers local aquaponic lettuce at the deli line and salad bar in the Dreyfus University Center, and the salad bar at Upper Debot. This lettuce is grown just over 60 miles south of campus at Nelson and Pade Inc. in Montello, Wisconsin. Aquaponic lettuce was first offered to students at these locations last ... Read More »

Solar Tour Encourages Sustainability

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association was host to the Solar Tour this past Saturday, Oct. 1. The Solar Tour is a self-guided tour that allows people to enter both homes and businesses across all of Wisconsin in order for them to “demonstrate and share strategies for energy-efficiency and renewable energy,” as shown on The Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s website. Here in Stevens Point, ... Read More »

Farmshed Cultivates Knowledge With Sustainable Farming Course

Central Rivers Farmshed, a group working toward a more local sustainable food system for Wisconsin, will be offering a three-day course meant to teach participants about growing food and starting a farm business. The goal of the course is to teach new farmers, current farmers or prospective farmers about sustainable agriculture and how to gain a profit while minimizing negative ... Read More »

Organic Farm Management Training Teaches Students about Farming

As part of a training session, the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association helped some students and community members learn about organic farm management. Held at the Schmeeckle Reserve visitor center on Oct. 6, the training was designed to introduce agriculture and land conservation professionals to organic farming. Throughout the day, participants explored ways to help landowners who are practicing, ... Read More »